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Aug

gobelin:

girls aren’t “easy”, girls don’t have difficulty levels. some girls like sex and some girls don’t. you aren’t winning anything by getting either of them to sleep with you.

17

Mar

Apocalyptic Societies

Have you ever noticed that in post-apocalyptic societies there is always an element of socialism?

I just finished reading the book Wool by Hugh Howey… well actually it is a super cheap series, but that is besides the point. If you have ever read The City of Ember or the Hunger Games there is always an element of socialism, the harsh rationing, the central military peacekeeping force, a democratic election. 

Many of the societies in these books are strangely similar. COE and WOOL have people living in under ground cities with a mysterious beginning. All three books have a strange central police force so much information that they don’t even know what to do with it.

I really love reading books. I wish I had more time to do so.  That’s all I really wanted to say.

01

Mar

My harlem shake video is on CNN!!!

26

Feb

Meet frosty :) My bother and I made him today!

33 on my ACT! I’M DONE.
me

24

Feb

Pet Peeves

Two of the worst things ever are when people don’t text you back and when they don’t keep dates and times that they said that they would, and not let you know. It makes me really angry and frustrated. AH.

21

Feb

Washington DC/ NAIMUN

It has been quite a while since I have updated my blog, and I feel bad. But whatever, I’m updating it now.

So this past weekend I had the opportunity to visit Washington DC for a Model UN conference (NAIMUN), but I did so many rewarding things along with it.

For those of you who do not know what Model UN is: Model United Nations (also Model UN or MUN) is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy and the United Nations agenda. And the conferences (especially the multiple day ones) are the best part of my year. I didn’t win any awards at this conference, but honestly I learned alot.

On the first day once we got off the airplane we took the DC metro system to the capitol building where we met my congressional representative Brad Schneider (a liberal). image

We talked about his beliefs on taxes and human rights. It was really invigorating. He had to vote on the cloture and left, but my experiences in the capital were not over.

My group went with one of my sponsors to the senate part of the building. We met Senator Mark Kirk’s intern and he took us on his first tour ever of the building. We saw the lady liberty, supreme court, the senators’ private subway system (yeah, private subway system) and a whole ton of other stuff. But the best part about it was the gallery viewing. For those who don’t know, the gallery is the balcony above the senate part of the building. We were able to see the senators actually pass the cloture vote. We literally saw history being made.

When we got near our hotel, we grabbed a quick dinner and then we tried to walk back to the hotel.

How many MUN kids does it take to get to a hotel 3 blocks away from where we were with 2 gpses?

A whole ton more than we had.

If you can’t tell from the quote above, we got lost real bad.

Opening ceremonies were pretty cool, and we heard the president of Freedom House speak. There were alot of Chinese delegates (from China) at the conference, and when he said that in China they were suffering under oppression they staged a walk-out. It was crazy. Then they drilled him on his reasoning (he wasn’t able to respond…).

Committee all three days was terrible and super competitive. My partner did not speak at all on her topic, and that is probably why we didn’t get an award. I got really mad at her since she later asked to speak for my topic after 3 days of not speaking for hers. I still am. She should feel bad.

We also had a bunch of hotel antics. My friends in my hotel room stayed up until 3 in the morning each night and played truth or dare, and compiled a list of people each person on the team would be best, worst, best looking, and worst looking with. We also went to the delegate dance, one of my favorite sophomores went around the dance shouting leave space for jesus to all of these grinding people. It was hilarious. 

The last day was the highlight of the trip for me. We got the chance to protest in the keystone pipeline with a lot of other people. I still have the posters on my wall!

Afterward on the flight home I jumped on the harlem shake bandwagon :) and made this! As of now it has over 1000 views!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pdrkhIWxS4

^ Watch it

10

Feb

Oscars

So this is my first post in a super long time…. I justify by saying I had the ACTs. Moving on….

Movies have the potential to change peoples minds. (kind of why I’m doing my girlscout gold award project with one) For a lot of people, they have to see it to believe it. Remember how popular an inconvenient truth or Kony 2012 was, and how much change is sparked? Well, there are new, beautifully pictured environmental movies every year. With the Oscars happening soon, I thought that this would be the perfect time to name who I think would get the oscar for the past year’s environmental movies.

The Nominees:

1. Idle Threat:

Ten billion gallons of gasoline are burned each year by idling vehicles with untold economic, health and environmental costs. This offbeat documentary focuses on one man’s battle to get New York City to enforce its anti-idling laws.

2. Vally of Saints:

Widely considered to be the crown jewel of Kashmir, Dal Lake is a sprawling aquatic community where erupting political violence often distracts from the natural beauty. Gulzar, a young, working-class boatman, plans to skip town with his best friend in search of a better life, but a weeklong military curfew derails their departure. Forced to wait it out, Gulzar takes a job assisting a pretty scientist named Asifa. As they navigate the floating landscape, collecting water samples for an environmental study, an unlikely relationship blossoms between the two. When Asifa’s research reveals harmful pollutants, Gulzar realizes that the ecology of the lake and an entire way of life face an alarming threat, and everything in his own life begins to take on a new hue.

3. The Landfill:
Trash becomes energy at a small New York landfill, where people are thinking differently about garbage.

4. A Fierce Green Fire:
In the twenty-first century, the idea that we are all connected is almost a cliché, though it is little understood and rarely acted upon. One twentieth-century social movement understood this concept at its core. It is, in the eyes of many, the most important ever: the environmental movement. It seeks nothing less than saving the planet from its most destructive force—humanity.

5. Chasing Ice:

In this breathtakingly beautiful documentary, filmmaker Jeff Orlowski follows the indomitable photographer as he brings to life the Extreme Ice Survey (EIS)—a massive photography project that placed 30 cameras across three continents to gather visual evidence of the Earth’s melting ice. Chasing Ice tells the story of a visionary artist who, in facing his own mortality, bequeaths the magic of photography and the adventure of the expedition to a new generation and captures the most visible sign of climate change on the planet today

And last, but not least, the Oscar goes to 6, The Lorax:

In the future, there are no trees left and everyone lives in a town where a billionaire pipes in artificial oxygen to keep everyone healthy for a price. However, one little girl wants a real tree again. The boy who likes her heads out to find a seed. Along the way, he learns the story of the Lorax and how it all went wrong.

I picked this as the winner for my environmental oscar because of its impact. When teaching things to kids, it makes more of a difference, and showing them the dangers of being wasteful will prevent them from being wasteful in the future. 

Sources:

http://www.ecohearth.com/eco-zine/arts-and-culture/253-top-environmental-documentaries-.html

http://www.sierraclubgreenhome.com/go-green/books-and-dvds/sundance-2012-environmental-films/

http://movies.yahoo.com/news/earth-day-2012-five-environmental-movies-help-save-171800365.html

TW: Rape

angrybrownbaby:

If you victim blame someone who has been raped, I will believe you have the mentality of a rapist. And that will make me extremely wary of you and probably never talk to you again.

06

Feb

I am drowning in stress. I don’t know what to do.
Me